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  1. Accruing epidemiological evidence suggests that prenatal exposure to emissions from cooking fuel is associated with increased risks of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes including hypertensive disorders o...

    Authors: Eartha Weber, Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh, Roel Vermeulen, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Diederick E. Grobbee, Joyce L. Browne and George S. Downward

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:29

    Content type: Research

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  2. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that one of the authors’ names was mentioned twice. Currently the authors are stated as:

    Authors: Salma A. E. Ahmed and Viva C. Thorsen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:27

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2019 16:183

  3. Mental disorders in the perinatal period (PMD) can severely harm women and their children if not detected early and treated appropriately. Even though mental health care is covered by health insurance and is u...

    Authors: Anke Berger, Karin Schenk, Ankica Ging, Sebastian Walther and Eva Cignacco

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:26

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. This study analyze factors associated to cannabis use in pregnant women, its perceived availability, its risk perception and the relationship between prenatal exposure to cannabis and developmental and mental ...

    Authors: Carlos Roncero, Isabel Valriberas-Herrero, Marcela Mezzatesta-Gava, José L. Villegas, Lourdes Aguilar and Lara Grau-López

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:25

    Content type: Review

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  5. Parents play an important role in promoting the sexual health of their adolescents. However, many parents experience several challenges. The purpose of this study was to explore the concerns and educational ne...

    Authors: Shahnaz Babayanzad Ahari, Zahra Behboodi Moghadam, Seyed Ali Azin and Raziyeh Maasoumi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:24

    Content type: Research

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  6. Studies showed that decreased marital satisfaction and increased risk of depression and anxiety were mutually related. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the effect of communication skills trainin...

    Authors: Zahra Alipour, Ashraf Kazemi, Gholamreza Kheirabadi and Ahmad-Ali Eslami

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:23

    Content type: Research

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  7. In 2016, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern due to Zika’s association with microcephaly and other neurological disorders. Brazil was the epicenter of this...

    Authors: Debora Diniz, Moazzam Ali, Ilana Ambrogi and Luciana Brito

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:22

    Content type: Research

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  8. Obstetric fistula is still common in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) despite the on-going shift to increased facility deliveries in the same settings. The social behavioural circumstances in which fist...

    Authors: Helena Boene, Sibone Mocumbi, Ulf Högberg, Claudia Hanson, Anifa Valá, Anna Bergström, Esperança Sevene and Khátia Munguambe

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:21

    Content type: Research

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  9. Zimbabwe has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Sub Saharan Africa. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) prevalence in adolescents that are from tribes that perfo...

    Authors: Wilfred Njabulo Nunu, Lufuno Makhado, Jabu Tsakani Mabunda and Rachel Tsakani Lebese

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:20

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Oligohydramnios is a condition of abnormally low amniotic fluid volume that has been associated with poor pregnancy outcomes. To date, the prevalence of this condition and its outcomes has not been well descri...

    Authors: Lester Figueroa, Elizabeth M. McClure, Jonathan Swanson, Robert Nathan, Ana L. Garces, Janet L. Moore, Nancy F. Krebs, K. Michael Hambidge, Melissa Bauserman, Adrien Lokangaka, Antoinette Tshefu, Waseem Mirza, Sarah Saleem, Farnaz Naqvi, Waldemar A. Carlo, Elwyn Chomba…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:19

    Content type: Research

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  11. The childbirth experience has significant effects on the life of the mother and family. However, there are no Iranian studies which evaluate and measure women’s childbirth experiences to provide accurate data ...

    Authors: Solmaz Ghanbari-Homayi, Zahra Fardiazar, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Eesa Mohamadi, Shahla Meedya and Mojgan Mirghafourvand

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:17

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. With improvements in in vitro culture techniques there has been a steady shift in practice to transfer embryos at the blastocyst stage (post fertilization day (p.f.d.) 5–7), when embryos reach the endometrial ...

    Authors: Werner M. Neuhausser, Denis A. Vaughan, Denny Sakkas, Michele R. Hacker, Tom Toth and Alan Penzias

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:16

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. Globally, every minute, at least one woman dies from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. The situation is more serious for women in Sub-Saharan Africa which also include Ethiopia. Birth preparedn...

    Authors: Ayelech Kidanemariam Mulugeta, Berhanu Wordofa Giru, Balcha Berhanu and Tefera Mulugeta Demelew

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:15

    Content type: Research

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  14. Reproductive health of vulnerable adolescent girls is a top priority in global programs. Alcohol consumption, drug abuse, high risk sexual behaviors, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual assault, escape from ...

    Authors: Razieh Pourkazemi, Mojgan Janighorban, Zahra Boroumandfar and Firoozeh Mostafavi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:13

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. The psychological consequences of infertility in couples undergoing oocyte donation differ culturally, racially, religiously, and legally from other infertile couples undergoing assisted reproductive treatment...

    Authors: Shohre Ghelich-Khani, Ashraf Kazemi, Malek Fereidooni-Moghadam and Mousa Alavi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:12

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. The authors have retracted this article [1] because it contains significant conceptual and textual overlap with unpublished work from another group. Suresh Mehata, Jamie Menzel, Erin Pearson and Kathryn Anders...

    Authors: Suresh Mehata, Jamie Menzel, Navaraj Bhattarai, Sharad Kumar Sharma, Mukta Shah, Erin Pearson and Kathryn Andersen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:11

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2019 16:68

  17. Oocyte donation is one of the assisted reproductive techniques that can undermine the mental health of the women donor. As such, the aim of this study is to design a mental health promotion program for oocyte ...

    Authors: Elham Adib Moghaddam, Ashraf Kazemi, Gholamreza Kheirabadi and Seyyed Mehdi Ahmadi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:10

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. Disrespect and abuse (D&A) can violate human rights, affect women’s decisions on the type of delivery method, and exacerbate their mental health conditions; therefore, this study aims to: a) assess the status ...

    Authors: Khadije Hajizadeh, Maryam Vaezi, Shahla Meedya, Sakineh Mohammad Alizadeh Charandabi and Mojgan Mirghafourvand

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:9

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. Access to high-quality antenatal care services has been shown to be beneficial for maternal and child health. In 2016, the WHO published evidence-based recommendations for antenatal care that aim to improve ut...

    Authors: Alex Harsha Bangura, Isha Nirola, Poshan Thapa, David Citrin, Bishal Belbase, Bhawana Bogati, Nirmala B.K., Sonu Khadka, Lal Kunwar, Scott Halliday, Nandini Choudhury, Ryan Schwarz, Mukesh Adhikari, S. P. Kalaunee, Sharon Rising, Duncan Maru…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:5

    Content type: Research

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  20. Child birth which is a special moment for parents, families and communities is also a time of intense vulnerability. In many developing countries including Ethiopia, maternal morbidity and mortality still pose...

    Authors: Biresaw Wassihun, Berhanu Negese, Hunduman Bedada, Solomon Bekele, Agegnehu Bante, Tomas Yeheyis, Agere Abebe, Duro uli, Merima Mohammed, Salasebish Gashawbez and Emebet Hussen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:4

    Content type: Research

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  21. Pakistan reports the highest stillbirth rate in the world at 43 per thousand births with more than three-quarters occurring in rural areas. The Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health maintains a Mate...

    Authors: Sanam Zulfiqar Mcnojia, Sarah Saleem, Anam Feroz, Kausar S. Khan, Farnaz Naqvi, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Elizabeth M. McClure, Sameen Siddiqi and Robert L. Goldenberg

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:3

    Content type: Research

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  22. According to the theory of planned behavior, an intention to carry out a certain behavior facilitates action. In the context of birth in health facility, the intention to use health facilities for childbirth m...

    Authors: Fabiola V. Moshi, Stephen M. Kibusi and Flora Fabian

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:2

    Content type: Research

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  23. Community-based sexual reproductive interventions are key in attaining universal health coverage for all by 2030, yet adolescents in many countries still lack health services that are responsive to their sexua...

    Authors: Chama Mulubwa, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Charles Michelo, Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy and Isabel Goicolea

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:1

    Content type: Research

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  24. Haiti’s maternal mortality, stillbirth, and neonatal mortality rates are the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean. Despite inherent risks, the majority of women still deliver at home without supervision ...

    Authors: Alka Dev, Chelsey Kivland, Mikerlyne Faustin, Olivia Turnier, Tatiana Bell and Marie Denise Leger

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:185

    Content type: Research

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  25. Domestic violence is common public health problem. Domestic violence related disclosure is an important first step in the process of prevention, control and treatments of domestic violence related adverse effe...

    Authors: Berhanu Boru Bifftu, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh, Lemma Derseh Gezie and Yonas Deressa Guracho

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:184

    Content type: Review

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  26. Obstetric fistula is among the most devastating maternal morbidities that occur as a result of prolonged, obstructed labor. Usually, the child dies in a large number of the cases. Moreover, some of the women b...

    Authors: Salma A. E. Ahmed and Viva C. Thorsen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:183

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2020 17:27

  27. Iron and folic acid deficiency anaemia are one of the global public health challenges that pose 1.45% of all disability-adjusted life-years. It is recognized as a cause for an unacceptably high proportion of m...

    Authors: Melaku Desta, Bekalu Kassie, Habtamu Chanie, Henok Mulugeta, Tadesse Yirga, Habtamu Temesgen, Cheru Tesema Leshargie and Yoseph Merkeb

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:182

    Content type: Review

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  28. Efforts to expand access to family planning in rural Africa often focus on the deployment of community health agents (CHAs).

    Authors: Mallory C. Sheff, Elizabeth F. Jackson, Almamy M. Kanté, Asinath Rusibamayila and James F. Phillips

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:181

    Content type: Research

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  29. Early marriage and early childbearing are highly prevalent in Niger with 75% of girls married before age 18 years and 42% of girls giving birth between ages 15 and 18 years. In 2012, only 7% of all 15–19-year-...

    Authors: Sneha Challa, Stephanie M. DeLong, Nicole Carter, Nicole Johns, Holly Shakya, Sabrina C. Boyce, Ricardo Vera-Monroy, Sani Aliou, Fatouma A. Ibrahima, Mohamad I. Brooks, Caitlin Corneliess, Claire Moodie, Abdoul Moumouni Nouhou, Illa Souley, Anita Raj and Jay G. Silverman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:180

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. Evaluating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal of universal access to sexual and reproductive (SRH) services requires an understanding of the health needs of individuals and what constitutes acce...

    Authors: Naomi Lince-Deroche, Kaitlyn M. Berry, Cheryl Hendrickson, Tembeka Sineke, Sharon Kgowedi and Masangu Mulongo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:179

    Content type: Research

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  31. We examine the association between the quality of family planning (FP) counseling received in past 24 months, and current modern contraceptive use, initiation, and continuation, among a sample of women in rura...

    Authors: Nabamallika Dehingia, Anvita Dixit, Sarah Averbach, Vikas Choudhry, Arnab Dey, Dharmendra Chandurkar, Priya Nanda, Jay G. Silverman and Anita Raj

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:178

    Content type: Research

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  32. Unacceptably high maternal and perinatal mortality remain a major challenge in many low income countries. Early detection and management of danger signs through improved access to maternal services is highly n...

    Authors: Theresia J. Masoi and Stephen M. Kibusi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:177

    Content type: Research

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  33. Early menarche has been associated with father absence, stepfather presence and adverse health consequences in later life. This article assesses the association of different family compositions with the age at...

    Authors: Martin Steppan, Ross Whitehead, Juliet McEachran and Candace Currie

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:176

    Content type: Research

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  34. Expanding contraceptive method choices for sexually active youth is critical to prevent STIs/HIV and unintended pregnancies. However, preferences and decision making around contraception among young adults are...

    Authors: Katherine Gambir, Jessie Pinchoff, Olasubomi Obadeyi and Thoai D. Ngo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:175

    Content type: Research

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  35. Mothers suffering from common mental disorder (CMD), such as anxiety and depression may not be able to function properly, which could adversely affect the mother-infant bond and even result in increased infant...

    Authors: Ashenafi Mekonnen Woldetsadik, Abebaw Nigussie Ayele, Adem Esmael Roba, Genet Fikadu Haile and Khan Mubashir

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:173

    Content type: Research

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  36. Today, there are various short- and long-acting contraceptive alternatives available for those who wish to prevent unintended pregnancy. Long-acting reversible contraception are considered effective methods wi...

    Authors: Catrin Eriksson, Matilda Skinstad, Susanne Georgsson and Tommy Carlsson

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:172

    Content type: Research

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  37. Despite expanding the number of health facilities, Ethiopia has still the highest home delivery services utilization. Health care service utilization varies between regions within the country. This study explo...

    Authors: Mohammed Ahmed, Meaza Demissie, Alemayehu Worku, Araya Abrha and Yamane Berhane

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:171

    Content type: Research

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  38. Caesarean section rates are rising across all geographical regions. Very high rates for some groups of women co-occur with very low rates for others. Both extremes are associated with short and longer term har...

    Authors: Meghan A. Bohren, Newton Opiyo, Carol Kingdon, Soo Downe and Ana Pilar Betrán

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:170

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. Sexual satisfaction is considered as one of the key factors in assessing a person’s quality of life and the quality and continuity of marital relationships. According to the results of reports in Iran, many co...

    Authors: Babak Moeini, Effat Merghati Khoei, Majid Barati, Alireza Soltanian, Manoj Sharma, Reza Khadivi, Ali Ghaleiha, Vinayak K. Nahar and Fahimeh Bagherikholenjani

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:168

    Content type: Study protocol

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  40. Skilled delivery care utilization in Ethiopia is still very low compared with the goal set by the global community for countries with the highest maternal mortality. As a result, the country is overburdened wi...

    Authors: Gezahegn Tesfaye, Catherine Chojenta, Roger Smith and Deborah Loxton

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:167

    Content type: Research

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  41. Suicide only present the tip of the iceberg of maternal mental health issues. Only a fraction of pregnant women with suicidal ideation proceeds to intentional self-harm (ISH) and even a smaller proportion are ...

    Authors: Nimna Sachini Malawara Arachchi, Ranjan Ganegama, Abdul Wahib Fathima Husna, Delo Lashan Chandima, Nandana Hettigama, Jagath Premadasa, Jagath Herath, Harindra Ranaweera, Thilini Chanchala Agampodi and Suneth Buddhika Agampodi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:166

    Content type: Research

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  42. Caesarean section is recommended in situations in which vaginal birth presents a greater likelihood of adverse maternal or perinatal outcomes than normal. However, it is associated with a higher risk of compli...

    Authors: Hayala C. C. de Souza, Gleici S. C. Perdoná, Alessandra C. Marcolin, Lawal O. Oyeneyin, Olufemi T. Oladapo, Kidza Mugerwa and João Paulo Souza

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2019 16:165

    Content type: Research

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